Robert Honstein (b. 1980) is a composer of orchestral, chamber, and vocal music. His works have been performed throughout the world by leading ensembles such as the Cabrillo Festival
Orchestra, the Albany Symphony Orchestra, Eighth Blackbird, Ensemble Dal Niente, the Mivos quartet, the Del Sol Quartet, Present Music, Ensemble Connect, and the Pittsburgh New Music
Ensemble, among others. He has received an Aaron Copland Award, multiple ASCAP awards and honors from SCI, Carnegie Hall, and New Music USA. He has also received residencies at
the MacDowell Colony, Copland House, the Bang on a Can Summer Institute, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Robert co-produces Fast Forward Austin, an annual marathon new
music concert in Austin, TX and is a founding member of the New York based composer collective Sleeping Giant. His debut album ‘RE: You’ was released by New Focus Recordings
in 2014 and his second album, a collaboration with the Sebastians, was released on Soundspells Productions in 2015. In 2016 Cedille records released Sleeping Giant’s collaboration with Eighth Blackbird, ‘Hand Eye’, to critical acclaim. Upcoming projects include commissions from Hub New Music, Third Angle, and percussionist Michael Compitello.